Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623-2023)

Mar 9 - Dec 1, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Hunt Library Gallery and Frick Art Museum


The University Libraries are excited to present two exhibitions to mark the quatercentenary (1623-2023) of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Organized in collaboration with The Frick Pittsburgh, these exhibitions are offered in two venues: Hunt Library and the Frick Art Museum. Together, these two exhibitions trace the history and influence of the Shakespeare folios from the seventeenth century to the present. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Inventing Shakespeare
Text, Technology, and the Four Folios
Carnegie Mellon University
Hunt Library Gallery
March 6, 2023 - December 1, 2023

“Inventing Shakespeare” explores the technologies and computational tools used to study the four folios since 1950. The exhibitions’ focus on the technology of literary research speaks to CMU’s culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological inventiveness.

From Stage to Page
400 Years of Shakespeare in Print
The Frick Pittsburgh
Frick Art Museum
April 1, 2023 - October 1, 2023

Printed in 1623, “Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, histories, & Tragedies” was the earliest comprehensive gathering of Shakespeare’s plays in print. “From Stage to Page” presents a rare opportunity to see all four folios in one room, offering an extraordinary look at Shakespeare’s enduring legacy.